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author should have stuck to the topic
on 25 April 2011
I heard good things about the book and being an active breastfeeding supporter myself, I was very curious to read in detail about marketing techniques and lobbying of formula companies to undermine breastfeeding mothers, particularly in the developing world (where the replacement of breastmilk by formula milk has much worse consequences). I was broadly happy with that part of the book, although I would have liked more details.
Unfortunately, the author couldn't hold her opinion on "society in general" back and writes at length about the harm of capitalism, the corporate world, sexist societies etc.. I see the link to breastfeeding so it is not completely off topic, but I just didn't find those parts interesting or enlightening, and I wish she had not wasted all that paper on general critique of Western societies and instead focused on writing about the politics of breastfeeding.